NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MAINTAIN ALERT STATUS
State, County & Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies To Remain Vigilant
W.Trenton - The New Jersey
State Police today remained on a state of high alert and issued
a reminder to New Jersey's statewide law enforcement agencies to
continue their vigilance and to be aware of a potential for additional
The New Jersey State
Police has had direct dialogue with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's
(FBI) New Jersey offices and has been advised that there are no
specific threats against the state, its infrastructure or citizens.
The updated State Police alert follows an announcement by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to more than 18,000 state and local
law enforcement agencies of the possibility of new terrorist attacks
within the United States and/or attacks against U.S. interests overseas
over the next several days. The FBI alert does not provide specific
details about the nature and/or location of any possible attacks
or what the targets might be.
The FBI alert of 10-29-01 is intended to ensure continued vigilance
and the information contained in the alert has been forwarded to
all statewide law enforcement agencies.
Since U.S. armed forces began
the bombing of Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2,650 state troopers, along
with the State Police professional staff, have been on heightened
alert status, providing security-related responsibilities at key
New Jersey infrastructure locations, transportation networks and
public facilities. The State Police will remain on heightened alert
until information is received to resume normal operations. As part
of the heightened alert, all state troopers remain on 24/7 recall
status and are available to respond to any event anywhere in the
State troopers, members
of the New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey Department of Corrections
officers, Port Authority Police Department officers, and other federal,
state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies continue to
maintain security operations at locations in their separate jurisdictions.
Additionally, New Jersey
state troopers and Port Authority police officers, in conjunction
with other law enforcement personnel, continue security-related
operations at the Newark International Airport and at designated
secondary airports throughout the state, at bridge and tunnel crossings
into and out of the state, at New Jersey's nuclear generating facilities,
and at designated public locations.
The State Police noted that
increased numbers of uniformed troopers and marked State Police
vehicles continue patrol responsibilities on all toll, interstate
and state highways and at key government locations. The State Police
Arson and Bomb Squad remains deployed and ready to respond to any
suspicious package or related event. The State Office of Emergency
Management was activated on Sept. 11 and remains fully operational,
providing information and resources to New Jersey municipalities
and local and county offices' of emergency management.
The New Jersey State Police
advise and remind New Jersey citizens to maintain continued vigilance,
to continue on high alert status and to immediately notify the FBI,
state or local police of any unusual or suspicious activity.
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